Minute by Minute: The Role of Intelligence in the Cuban Missile Crisis

Can students change the course of history?

Enliven your teaching of the Cold War with a newly published case-based simulation in which students play the role of intelligence analysts at the CIA in 1962. By examining declassified intelligence documents and U-2 photographs at various stages of the Cuban Missile Crisis, students “live” the crisis rather than only read about it.

In this social studies standards-based lesson, students are challenged to make decisions and recommendations based on primary documents and photos. The outcome of the crisis is in their hands: will their analysis provide President Kennedy with the information he needs to avoid nuclear catastrophe? Download your classroom copy of Minute by Minute: The Role of Intelligence in the Cuban Missile Crisis, a 125-page lesson containing:

  • more than 25 primary documents and photos
  • student worksheets and teacher introduction scripts
  • an appendix with a timeline, map, chart, and articles
  • a comprehensive bibliography
  • a glossary of terms

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Minute by Minute

Download your copy of this 125-page lesson containing more than 25 primary documents and photos, student worksheets and teacher introduction scripts, and an appendix with a timeline and map.

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